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All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

A new season of monthly star parties in association with Fort Worth Astronomical Society. Stargazers, skywatchers, astronomers, kids, grownups, singles, couples, groups, all ages welcome. No dogs, please. Free.

Join GNSI Texas for a Spring Outdoor Sketch Trip. The Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 160-acre native prairie in the heart of Fort Worth. We'll meet up to paint what *hopefully* will be a spectacular wildflower display – all ages and abilities are welcome!

Meet at the park on View Street, and the group will hike out together from there. Remember to bring plenty of water and snacks.

6th annual Blooms Festival home and garden festival features a plethora of goods from seasonal plants to furniture and home decor along with food trucks, kid's activities. Native Plant Society of Texas Cross Timbers Chapter will have a booth selling plants at the event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Trash event starts with registration @ 8:00, in the FMHS parking lot. We hand out supplies to volunteers and send them to various areas in Flower Mound (parks, trails, creeks, roadways) to clean up trash/recycles. Volunteers then bring back their findings and we provide lunch, the environmental fair, and door prize. 

This exciting woods-trails race takes you along 3+ miles of beautiful woods trails in a hidden forest that probably less than 1,000 people in Dallas even know is there.

Have you ever done an exercise race? Along the way, you’ll come across 10+ manned checkpoints where you do a simple easy exercise before proceeding (stuff like 5 jumping jacks or 3 air squats, etc.). If on the other hand, you are really pushing for speed (this IS a chip-timed race), you can buy your way out of the exercise by dropping a piece of litter off as your run by.

An artist will guide you step‐by‐step as you create your masterpiece at this nature‐themed painting class. This class is geared toward ages 5 and up, with no prior experience required. All materials will be supplied. Pre‐registration required.


Saturday, March 10th, 11:30 am – 1 pm – Pond Scene

Friday, March 16th, 1–2:30 pm – Monarch Butterfly

Sunday, April 22nd, 4 – 5:30 pm – Squirrel

Tuesday, May 29th, 10 – 11:30 am – Windmill

Info: Tiffany Gorrell,

Twelve Hills Nature Center and Seed Preschool (along with Matilda, the bus) will present an afternoon of bird-themed activities, a family birding walk, and a visit from some winged creatures. This event coincides with the Great Backyard Bird Count and Project FeederWatch. You can observe many species of birds at Twelve Hills Nature Center and we will help you identify them. Free.

Come out and enjoy the stars! Brookhaven College’s astronomy classes will be setting up their telescopes and invite park visitors to look through them. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the dark skies of Johnson Branch with just your eyes, too! Make sure to dress warmly.

Please do not use your flashlights and lanterns in the Observing area. Flashlights with a red filter are okay. 

Location: The Observing area will be located in the parking lot across from the Kid Fish Pond. 

Park admission. $7/adults. Children 12 and under free.

Do you know someone who could use a pound of free seeds? Well show up to our seed sort and help us go through a 4 donation pallets of seeds and walk away with a pound of free seeds of your choosing. Heirloom, Organic, Sow Easy, floral and so many more to choose from. Something for all ages to participate in!